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New Landscapes: Metabolic Studio

New Landscapes: Metabolic Studio

New Landscapes: Metabolic Studio

Member Event

Members at the MOCA Associate level and above are invited for a sunset tour of Metabolic Studio. Located along the Los Angeles River, the actions generated by Metabolic Studio are global in focus and reach: developing new tools for urban living and city planning; inventing novel social practices for political and environmental justice; and directing art practice to engage on the same scale as society’s capacity to destroy.

Guided by artist Lauren Bon, the tour will include overviews of both the Metabolic Moon, a former tow yard going through a process of "undevelopment", and Bending the River, a project where water from the Los Angeles River is cleansed and spread to a network of public parks. A light reception will be provided.

An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the MOCA Associate level ($375) and above. Memberships can be purchased or renewed online. If you would like to upgrade an existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at

New Landscapes is a series of member events that underscores the work of artists, activists, and scholars committed to pressing ecological issues in Los Angeles and globally. Exploring varied responses to climate, conservation, and environmental justice, New Landscapes is guided by the mission of MOCA’s Environmental Council, the first committee of its kind at a major arts organization in the United States.

New Landscapes is presented as part of an ongoing series of environmental programming in 2022 made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund, and guided by the work of the MOCA Environmental Council.